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Metadata Annotation

To best coordinate FaceBase imaging data, the Hub is providing a list of metadata that must be included with each dataset submitted to the Hub. This annotation will improve our ability to search data and even compare data across species.

The following is a summary of the types of metadata required.

Imaging Metadata for Mouse, Zebrafish and Human

Imaging metadata captures important information about the subject and the imaging files. Some fields are required and where possibly are selectable (as opposed to requiring manual entry). The following are a summary of the sections and fields of metadata. Fields in italics indicate selectable.

Bioinformatics Metadata

Bioinformatics, including CHiP-Seq, RNA-Seq and microarray, require even more level of detail:


The OCDM project has been working with each spoke to collect the terms relevant for their data and correlating them with appropriate ontologies where available. We will post the spreadsheet when it is finalized.